A previous program installation created pending file operations on the installation machine. You must restart the computer before running setup.

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You get an error “A previous program installation created pending file operations on the installation machine. You must restart the computer before running setup.” while installing SQL ? Follow the below instructions for the solution

  1. Exit the installer and then :
  2. Click START, RUN type regedit
  3. Go to the following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager
  4. Delete PendingFileRenameOperations
  5. Start the install process again.

This will solve the above problem.

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